Chocolate Fondant Dessert

I came across a Gordon Ramsay recipe for Hot Chocolate Fondant. As I'd never made chocolate fondants before, I followed the recipe exactly and they turned out fine.

Chocolate Fondant Dessert

I've made these twice now and both times I baked them in a preheated (fan) oven for exactly 12 minutes and they turned out fine both times - something not too short of a miracle for me! Being no photographer, my picture doesn't do it justice, although you can see the center was still soft and oozed chocolate goo as it should do!

Chocolate Fondant

prep time: 5 minscook time: 22 minstotal time: 27 mins


50g unsalted butter - plus a little extra to grease
2 tsp cocoa powder - for dusting 50g good quality bitter chocolate (I used one with 85% cocoa solids), in pieces
1 free range egg 1 free range egg yolk
60g caster sugar
50g plain flour
Icing sugar - for dusting


Preheat oven to 160C/300F/Gas 2

Butter two ramekins, about 7.5cm in diameter, then dust liberally with cocoa, shaking out any excess.

Slowly melt the chocolate and butter in a small bowl set over a pan of hot water, then take off the heat and stir until smooth. Leave to cool for 10 minutes.

Using an electric whisk, whisk the whole egg, egg yolk and sugar together until pale and thick, then incorporate the chocolate mixture. Sift the flour over the mixture and gently fold in, using a large metal spoon.

Divide between the ramekins.

Place the ramekins on a baking tray and bake for 12 minutes.

Turn the chocolate fondants out on to warmed plates. You may want to use a sharp knife to run around the edge of the ramekins, although they should come out easily anyway. Dust the tops with icing sugar and serve with cream or ice cream.
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Chocolate Fondant Dessert


  1. This looks lovely. I think I will make this tonight, something warm and chocolatey to combat the snow!

  2. Jan-Jan, I believe we call this molten chocolate lava cakes 'cause they ooze out from the middle.

    Got any left?

    I think you take grrreat photos!;)

  3. Everyone loves the chocolate fondant. Ooh look - it's snowing on top of yours.

  4. They serve these up as Lava Cakes in our restaurants, add a sparkler and it becomes Volcano Cake. They are always delicious!!!

  5. We love choc fondants. Your photo is really good, I've tried a bunch of times to get a good one, it's not easy.

  6. I want one right now - they look delish

  7. That looks so good with the gooey melted chocolate in the middle. Now I have a serious chocolate craving.

  8. I like to watch Gordon Ramsey " Hell's kitchen" show. This hot choclate fondant must be really yummy.

  9. Wow! This looks and sounds incredibly decadent. Your photo looks great to me.

  10. Fondants have always been of those things that I'm a little scared to try make myself. You give me courage!

  11. These are just the best, aren't they? And not nearly as difficult to make as I'd thought. Yours looks fab :)

  12. Mmmm I just saw one of these on Kevin's blog and I have wanted to make these for so long! Yours are so beautiful!

  13. this is sexy! very sexy!



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